Creative Easter basket features vintage dinnerware

Easter Basket For A Dish Lover

How much fun it is to create a one-of-a-kind Easter basket for someone who loves vintage dinnerware! If you frequent thrift stores, you know the feeling. How can you leave that one cute plate or glass behind? Now you can assemble them into something lovely for special occasions, as gifts or décor. Once you collect […]

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White China Soup Bowls | Pasta With Bacon

White china soup bowls are versatile to use when serving chili, casseroles and other foods, too. Many cooks and chefs like white because they show off the food to good advantage. And as they say, we eat with our eyes. In the September 2011 issue of Everyday Food, I saw a recipe for Pasta and […]

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Vintage Kitchen Prayer Plates | Decorating Charm

Your china collection doesn’t have to be limited to pieces for the table top. Vintage kitchen prayer plates, designed for display on the wall, offer charm and inspiration. These were made for decorating a kitchen or dining room, especially those in styles based on traditional or country themes. Big ones, small ones, souvenir versions, with […]

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Mix and Match Dinnerware | Cheer Up A Rainy Day

We get lots of gloomy days in Michigan. One way to brighten them, mix and match dinnerware pieces from the cupboards. Playing with dishes is always fun… I started with the smaller plate, Marion by Meyer. This is vintage restaurant ware. In weight it’s close to stoneware. This service-ready china is very practical, and this […]

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Blue and White Dinnerware | Perpetual Popularity

Blue is a restful color. Add white and look sharp! Blue and white dinnerware can go formal or casual, to convey a simple charm to your table setting: calm, cool and classic. Choose a dinnerware maker, and look for their patterns that incorporate blue. You’ll find hundreds of china patterns based on a blue, or […]

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Vintage Wedding Dinnerware | A New Tradition

When it comes to vintage wedding dinnerware, there are lots of ways to create a wedding using it, to incorporate this china into the plans surrounding your special day. I think that meaning is the single most important factor. How does the dinnerware fit with the theme, or even form the basis for the theme? […]

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Choosing Vintage Dinnerware | Cloud Nine

When choosing vintage dinnerware, it takes only one focal point for an idea to germinate. When I tried this using a real wedding from the Ruffled blog, it was a surprising element that provided my inspiration. I’ve been exploring the beautiful weddings featured on Ruffled, which I started writing about yesterday, in my post about […]

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Harry Potter Party Dinnerware Colors

Fall is a great time for a Harry Potter party! This is a popular theme, with so many ways to express your creativity in dinnerware and dress. Halloween ties right in with the magical world as well. You can dress your table with the colors of the Hogwarts school houses (one or several) as one […]

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Pasta Bowls Made for Casual Dinner

Large china pasta bowls are perfect to serve a big Saturday night spaghetti dinner. If not spaghetti, then mostacholli, ravioli, even macaroni and cheese. Any pasta dish that makes a meal by itself, or perhaps served along with a salad or crusty bread. Bowls like these were designed to hold a good-sized serving of your […]

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Shabby Chic | Vintage Style

I’m a longtime fan of the design style called shabby chic. Whether you call it vintage, mix and match or romantic, this is a lovely way to set your table and decorate your home. There are many, many vintage dinnerware patterns that fit into this style. I remember watching Rachel Ashwell on one of the […]

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